Rekka Movie Review

Rekka swifts at places with slight slow moments, but overall decent entertainer

Reviews 7-Oct-2016 4:30 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : Rathina Shiva
Production : B. Ganesh
Starring : Vijay Sethupathi, Lakshmi Menon
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Dinesh Krishnan
Editing : Praveen K. L

While most of the Vijay Sethupathi movies have been offbeat entertainers, his ‘Sethupathi’ was a different one in the graph being a neat entertainer. But ‘Rekka’ become the first ever full-fledged entertainer for Vijay Sethupathi, which is releasing worldwide today. The film is directed by Rathinam Siva with Lakshmi Menon playing the female lead role.


Siva (Vijay Sethupathi) is a well pampered son to his parents with his father Rathinam (KS Ravikumar) and mother always supporting him in his actions. Siva is known for uniting true lovers, which lands him up in troubled waters, but nothing shatters his deeds. On such an extent, he is urged by situations to lock horns with a bigwig, where he is forced to kidnap Lakshmi Menon, daughter of a Kingpin in Madurai. With the entire action bounded journey setting off, Siva has to answer the questions of his past as well.


You offer anything to Vijay Sethupathi and he will just take a sleepwalk with perfect strokes. Maybe, this is his first ever commercial entertainer, yet he sticks to the core of his role and delivers what is required. His performance in action sequences are excellently done. Lakshmi Menon seems to have gone through a makeover, but she looks too oversized than before. The actress has to shed down her weight and regain the best appreciations as before. Moreover, she has to focus more upon her acting skills too. Harish Uthaman looks perfect with his physique and his performance has improvised than his erstwhile movies. Not to miss the macho impact of ‘Vedalam’ Kabir, who just sweeps everyone of the feet with a massive performance. He gets a warm response in theatres for his act in Ajith Kumar’s Vedalam was very much appreciated. The actor gets substantial footage of stunts and dialogue deliveries. KS Ravikumar as Vijay Sethupathi’s father does proper justice to his role and there are few scenes, where he gets a mass appeal too and the theatres give a stupendous response. Kishore of Aadukalam fame is groovy with his show.


It’s a routine Masala movie entertainer, where there is no need for brainy analysts to look up for logical quotients. The racy screenplay by Rathinam Siva offers an engrossing experience for the audience. The first half proceeds at a rapid momentum and second hour too travels at the same speed. If you’re looking out for the flip side, it would be majorly few songs, which are nowhere closer to the script and they are more inappropriate. D Imman has earnestly worked hard on the background score, which is evident with some additional tracks like Rap that he has rendered for action sequences. The visuals are more convincing and the camera angles are placed perfectly with innovative approach. Editing is one of the biggest strengths for this entertainer, where the transitions are made with best appeal.

What works?

1. Raciness in Screenplay
2. Vijay Sethupathi screen presence
3. Family elements

What doesn’t work?

1. Song placements
2. Few sluggish moments in second half

On the whole, Vijay Sethupathi’s Rekka is a full-fledged commercial entertainer, which can make audiences feel worthy to watch for the time and money spent for the festive holidays.

Verdict : Rekka swifts at places with slight slow moments, but overall decent entertainer.

Rating : 4.5/10

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